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4.4.2020 – Tender Hearts

This morning the Lord brought to mind a memory from last February, and so I went and found my journal from around that time to see what I had recorded.

It was around the time I had fallen. I couldn’t walk, couldn’t sit for a little while, and a prayer group had prayed for me. The words and prayers were given to me from that prayer time. I had written it all down in my journal to record and to remember.

As I read back over some of their words and prayers, I was amazed at some of the wording, some of the specific words and prayers…. and then I looked at my life now, all that God is doing, all that He has done in my life, and all that He is taking me into…. and I just sat in awe and amazement of His goodness and faithfulness. ☀️

I love it when the Lord takes me back through my journals to show me things, to help me to connect things, to get to see what He’s done and what He’s doing. It’s one of my most favorite things to do. I feel like it “recharges my heart” with wonder and excitement and life…

Right now, I believe there is a temptation for hearts to become hardened.

There is a temptation for hearts to become bitter, angry, self-centered and unloving.

But it’s important for hearts stay “sensitive” during this time, for our hearts to stay tender and hopeful, and for us to dwell on the right things, to focus on Jesus, to purposefully dwell on His faithfulness and goodness. Constantly reminding ourselves of what’s true, and who He is so that we can see Him with a pure heart, so that we can have the eyes to really see Him.

Philippians 4:8 is absolutely crucial right now,

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

I feel that our Heavenly Father is wanting us to become more sensitive to Him, His ways, and what He’s showing and revealing and whispering to us in this time. And in order to be sensitive to what He’s doing, our hearts need to be working properly, they need to be alive and living and beating… fully turned toward and connected to Him.

I am reminded that He so often speaks in such a still small voice, even in the midst of the chaos or loudness all around us —His voice is calm and still and inviting —tender…and He wants us to be sensitive to be able to see and hear Him in this time.

Thank You, Father. You’re always, always, always drawing us near, leading us close to Your heart. I am suddenly reminded of the time I saw a picture of a beautiful heart sitting in a beautiful garden, and lush green vines and life was overflowing from this heart….

Thank You for Your ways, and thank You for what You’re doing, and most of all, thank You for who You are. I don’t wanna miss out on seeing You in all of this… I want to be ready to see You. ?

-Heather ?

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